Magnaverde is one wise soul!

sparklebreadSeptember 10, 2013

I feel like a load has been lifted off my shoulders and I need to thank my fellow GWers for that. I so love the current trend of white kitchens with white marble or grey quartzite counters, and I wanted that for our home. That is literally all I see in magazines and on the web. Reality is that marble is simply impractical for us and white and grey just do not work with the rest of my house. It took a few recent threads for me to get the message that I need to work with the home I have or all this effort would be for nothing.

SO, I went back to the stone yard today, with a decorator and an open mind and heart, and together we found the perfect stone for my home! Yahoo! It marries the stained woodwork I have in part of the house with the painted woodwork and cabinets I will have in the kitchen. Seems like Super White was the star of the show last year and white quartzites continue to rule on this forum, but in my neck of the woods this dark granite will look stunning with my alabaster cabinets!

Now I understand the caption under the Decorating Forum, Decorate for the life you really have, not the life you wish you had. - Magnaverde Rule No. 16.

I will sleep well tonight and I wish the same for everyone else struggling with renovation selections.

This post was edited by sparklebread on Wed, Sep 11, 13 at 7:42

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blfenton

That stone is gorgeous. I can imagine it in a kitchen making nice warm counters.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 11:16PM
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cat_mom

Gorgeous stone, and it will help make for a gorgeous kitchen, and home!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 11:34PM
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williamsem

That is beautiful! And you sound so happy :-)

    Bookmark   September 10, 2013 at 11:41PM
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miruca

Absolutely gorgeous.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 5:57AM
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kksmama

Fabulous! Please post pictures after install? That really looks amazing. And it looks like you being there for templating (and taking pictures!) will be very important with that stone.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 6:22AM
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lcskaisgir

Your stone is beautiful!! That is good advice. I need to rule out marble as I have two boys (10 & 13) and a messy husband and I'm sure it would end up looking terrible. Onward...

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 7:23AM
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sparklebread

Thank you all! I was feeling so defeated and feeling a bit of reno fatiguge. Having this in place makes such a differrence, I feel like I can enjoy this process again. I would certainly recommend to anyone to get professional guidance if you feel like you are hitting a wall. Sometimes a different set of eye is all you need!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 10:44AM
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pricklypearcactus

I am usually all about gray, but that is one sexy stone. I think you've done a wonderful job picking a beautiful stone and I'm so happy you found one that you love that will work with the home you have. Congratulations!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 12:50PM
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karlsmom

Beautiful! What is the name of the granite?

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 1:01PM
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CallMeJane

Very pretty...glad youre content :)

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 2:21PM
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firstmmo

It's a beautiful stone. Good for you for realizing that you should work with what you have. I have seen some crazy mixes at open houses where the outside is distinctly California Hacienda style and then you walk inside and find the interior totally in conflict, decked out in all Asian-inspired furniture and decorations. I think you are going to love that counter material--it's got awesome movement and coloring! Whew, now you can move ahead with all the other billion decisions for the kitchen!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 3:19PM
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jellytoast

Good post and good advice. And I love that stone!

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 3:50PM
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rosie

I'm really glad you're happy and excited about your new counters, Sparklebread. It's a gorgeous stone that will look fantastic with your cabinets. Choosing a finish to fit the picture it's going into is extremely wise. Good for you.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 5:04PM
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rosie

I'm really glad you're happy and excited about your new counters, Sparklebread. It's a gorgeous stone that will look fantastic with your cabinets. Choosing a finish to fit the picture it's going into is extremely wise. Good for you.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 5:14PM
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swfr

Beautiful. I love happy endings!!! :)

    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 10:03PM
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